Only in New England…Candlepin Bowling



Had a wild game of Candlepin bowling tonight in New Hampshire.  They don’t have this in the midwest!  Skinny pins…shot-put sized balls…and three rolls instead of two.  Since I’ve done this trip a number of times, I’ve quit trying to score and just try to have some fun with the high school students.  Tonight I…

-Convinced one of our students he needed to bowl from behind the second line for his second game.  it was about 8 feet behind the original foul line and he bowled the whole game that way complaining that others weren’t following the rules.

-Found our quietest, most reserved student and convinced her to be creative with her rolls.  She started doing some and then I told her to throw it like a shot put…and she did!  Right into the neighboring lane…and got a mean look from the manager.  She came back, sat down next to me and said as seriously and quietly as possible, “I’m the one who never breaks the rules.” 

-Made sure I was keeping score for our team and doctored the one girl’s score in the last 4 frames to make sure she beat this guy who is really annoying.

~ by Greg Lee on July 22, 2008.

5 Responses to “Only in New England…Candlepin Bowling”

  1. I can’t believe you did that! Well, yeah, I can :+)

  2. I seem to recall a girl named Jess soundly defeating you in candle pin bowling… 😉

    You need to make sure that Curt tells his joke about the camel and drinking up the oasis’. haha…I think he has told that joke every time I have been out there. It’s a funny joke…but only when he tells it.


  3. Are you sure you do not work for Brunswick on the side??????:)

    I will have to tell my son about this!!

  4. We are so proud.

  5. “The Bible” series aired on the History Channel, 3.17.2013. This premiere ended with the Old Testament and introduced the New Testament.
    Although some scriptures were not shown in the original The Holy Bible, what do you think the tv show would be like, if it showed the removed texts?
    One removed book includes the Bel and the Dragon

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